First published in 1908, Wind in the Willows has appeared in more than 15 different editions and there are sequels by five authors. Lucky for us, Kij Johnson decided to add another. Reading The River Bank is like listening to a familiar tune with an added layer of complexity; she introduces women to the confirmed-bachelor lives of Ratty, Mole, Toad, and Badger. Her writing is lyrical where it should be, the story is engaging, and the illustrations by Kathleen Jennings offer a slightly updated style with just the right nod to the E. H. Shepard drawings I grew up with. Enjoy!